Barbara Lee

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Protesters hold a banner reading "Seeking Asylum Is Not a Crime" at an April 22, 2021 demonstration at the Staten Island Ferry in New York City. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"This erases the historically low number set by the previous administration of 15,000, which did not reflect America's values as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A Yemeni boy (C) walks past a mural depicting a U.S. drone and reading " Why did you kill my family?" on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa.
"Not surprising but no less repugnant: Trump stripped down already minimal...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Supporters of a Massachusetts bill to stop evictions during the coronavirus pandemic gather outside the State House in Boston on March 14, 2021. (Photo: Jim Davis/<em>The Boston Globe<em> via Getty Images)
"It's time to stop nibbling around the edges and, instead, pass this big, bold...


Trump's first cataclysmic "press conference" revealed the tawdry depths to which we've already sunk. It also sparked some pithy words of wisdom from a Russian journalist to his "doomed colleagues" on handling a tin-pot tyrant, and from an American warning us, "This is going to be a fight." A good time to start is a pathetic inauguration for which 200 buses have applied to park, compared to over 1,200 for the Women's March the next day. To remember: "You don’t kiss the ring of Donald Trump."